man emotional during talk therapy to support recovery

How Talk Therapy Works to Support Recovery

Psychiatrists evaluate people with diagnoses to support a treatment plan for recovery. They may need to carefully monitor their detox and rehab journey to ensure there are no contradictions with other medications and the side effects are tolerable. Talk therapy can happen with a psychiatrist or a psychologist, individually, or in a group setting. Just…

therapist taking client aside in group therapy for his high-functioning depression

High-Functioning Depression Doesn’t Look Like You Think: Here’s Why 

High-functioning depression does not look like how people think. It is more than just getting through the day. People who struggle often look like they are thriving at work and in their personal lives. From the outside, they are able to keep up appearances to everyone else. Major depression can be debilitating, but people with…

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What is Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is part of a larger group of psychological disorders, called ‘Cluster B,’ personality disorders. These disorders are usually dramatic, emotional, or erratic in nature. People with HPD have a distorted mental image of the self, which is often based in self-esteem that comes from needing others’ approval. HPD can see people…

Anxiety Can Be Used For Good, Once You Change It’s Story

Oh no, we think, I’m starting to feel anxious. The minute we start telling ourselves an anxious story about our anxiety, our anxiety starts building. Anxiety disorder is the leading mental health disorder among adults in America. Millions of people are struggling with anxiety every minute of every day, fighting the anxious stories their anxiety…

Mental Health Issues Aren’t A Passing Phase Of Moodiness

  Over 50 million people in America are expected to struggle with a form of mental illness in any given year. Mental illness comes in many forms. There are learning disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychiatric disorders. Mental illnesses come in over 200 different forms and classifications. While symptoms may seem common, some could…